Borough of Homestead, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Homestead as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Emergency services — See Ch. 141.
[Adopted 10-14-1974 as Ch. 5 of the 1974 Code]
All bills for services rendered or goods or products delivered to the Borough shall be submitted to the Borough and signed by the person, partner or officer of the corporation supplying the goods or services.
The Borough Manager is hereby authorized to pay bills received by the Borough for amounts of $1,500 or less for contracted services or goods, for utility bills, office expenses and expenses of officials of the Borough. Each month the Borough Manager shall submit an itemized listing of the bills paid to the Borough Council, said listing to state for each bill paid the amount of the bill, to whom paid, the account or budget item charged for payment of the bill and the department for which the goods or services were rendered. All bills in excess of $1,500 must be approved by the Borough Manager and signed by two Councilmen and shall be listed as above for approval of Borough Council before payment.
Moneys for payment of the payroll shall be transferred by the Borough Manager as payrolls are paid, and reports of payroll payments shall be made to Borough Council monthly.
[Adopted 1-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1080]
This article shall be known as the "Delinquent Tax and Municipal Claim Attorney Fees Ordinance."
The following schedule of attorney fees is hereby adopted and approved as reasonable attorney fees to be imposed in connection with the collection of municipal claims.
[Amended 12-12-2006 by Ord. No. 1190]
Nonlitigation legal work: $80 per hour.
Litigation legal work: $100 per hour.
All other clerical work: $50 per hour.
Each shall be as recorded and charged in units of 1/10 of an hour for all time devoted to enforcement and collection. Counsel, whether duly employed or duly appointed by the Borough, shall not deviate from this fee schedule absent an ordinance amending the same.
The notice required by Section 1 (a.3)(1) of the Act,[1] shall be provided in accordance therewith and shall be incorporated into the first and all subsequent collection or delinquency notices sent by the Borough of Homestead or its agent or counsel.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 7106(a.3)(1).
Fees shall accrue for all efforts in collection from and after the 30th day following the notice provided under Section 3 of this article, on all accounts referred to counsel for enforcement. Fees accumulated as a result of enforced collection shall be certified by the Borough Solicitor on duly appointed counsel for the Borough of Homestead and, if not collected in due course with the debt as by voluntary agreement, shall be included in all claims (including liens) filed on behalf of the Borough of Homestead in the course of enforcement including, if accrued before liening, any claim originally filed with the Prothonotary.
This article shall take effect on January 1, 1997, and shall apply to delinquent claims for the 1990 tax year and thereafter, as permitted by law. However, in no event shall the Borough of Homestead's right to charge and assess reasonable attorney fees under Act 1 of 1996[1] be impaired by the fact that any claim may also include any amounts of delinquent tax years prior to 1990.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 7106.